What follows are personal, political and ponderous predictions for what 2012 might bring to our city, state and nation. Some are serious, some are not-so-serious…
According to a 110-year old newspaper, history repeats itself only if you’re paying attention
Courtney Haden is thankful for hot sauce on fried catfish. Matt Hooper is thankful for publishers that keep their shirts on. Kenn McCracken is thankful…
The new director of Jones Valley Urban Farms is making big plans for the future.
Sometimes, having what you need is best inspiration for serving others.
Birmingham celebrates Dia de los Muertos numero nueve (en Memoria a Guillermo Castro)
Shuttlesworth’s religious faith derived its power and authority from his utter willingness to offer his entire self in the service of that faith.
A new running group for African-American women is changing lives
“Bev knew what it means to be a citizen,” says Giles Perkins. The Birmingham businessman and civic leader died Sept. 6.
The single most critical element of Birmingham’s present hopes and future attainments: Its people.
Eco-fears at Green Expo balanced by eco-dreams of better, more sustainable buildings
Can Birmingham take advantage of its current civic energy? Or will it continue to fall short?
If you ask Weld contributor Mia Watkins, changing Birmingham is as simple as teaching our children--but not just in the schools.
Shariff says we need to all get together and meditate. “I love myself and I love my city; the past does not define me; my…
In order for the city of Birmingham to stop its population decline, it must address the quality of life issues that affect its residents, says…